Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Eric Toft |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||18 July 1933 |
|Died: ||4 August 2007 |
|Bio Notes: ||Eric Toft was born on 18 July 1933. From September 1949 he studied architecture part-time at Nottingham School of Architecture while at the same time working in avariety of different offices there. Initially he worked in the office of H B Moffatt, transferring to that of J W M Dudding & Partners in January 1953. He remained there for a full year. From January 1954 to April 1956 he worked with Bartlett & Gray and from June 1956 he was with the the City Engineer and Surveyor in Nottingham. His Part 1 exams were taken in Leeds in November 1957, his Part 2 exams in June 1958 and in November of that year he sat his professional practice exams. He was elected ARIBA on 10 March 1959, proposed by Hedley B Marshall, N Summers and J W M Dudding. At this time he was still working in the City Engineer's Department. |
From 1959 to March 1961 Toft undertook his National Service during which he was commissioned with the Royal Engineers. He returned to Bartlett & Gray thereafter as Group Architect in charge of a group of up to six architects, two of whom were fully qualified. The jobs for which he was responsible was varied: work for the MWPB including married quarters for the armed forces, church extensions and schools.
In 1965 he became an associate with Eberlinn & Partners. As such he was responsible for all aspects of design and contract procedure for numerous cloth factories, including two in Scotland. He would appear to have still been an associate at the time he applied to become FRIBA in 1970. He was proposed by Richard Eberlinn, Peter Bartlett, and L A Wright.
Toft died on 4 August 2007.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|Architects Section, City Engineer's Department, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England||Business||1956||After 1959|| |
|Flat 5/Newstead House, Clinton Avenue, Nottingham, England||Private||1959|| || |
|3, College Street, Nottingham, England||Business||1965||After 1970|| |
|36, Paddock Close, Radcliffe-on-Trent, Nottimghamshire, England||Private||1970 *|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
Buildings and Designs
|This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):|
| ||Date started||Building name||Town, district or village||Island||City or county||Country||Notes|
|1965||Textile factory|| || || ||Scotland||As group leader of group within Eberlinn.|
|1968||Textile factory|| || || ||Scotland|| |
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||Eric Toft: A no19968; F no7044 (Combined Box 171)|